Sunday, July 21, 2013

[zei on career & passion] The incidental traveler

A lovely ice creamery in Dumaguete. Loving the colorful tile mosaic.
I've been meaning to write, but it seems like June and July have been quite busy months. So here I am again, back to writing in my personal blog. Sorry for the erratic posts. Anyway, the past weekends have been busy because I've been going out of town for work and it actually got me thinking of the many places I've been to because of work. 

You see, I've never been one of those who've put traveling on top of their bucket list. When I travel, I'm happy, but that's that. My savings when I was single just went to shopping and my savings now that I have a family are mostly for the home and a bit of shopping still, none really saved up for traveling. But actually, I thought about it and if there are travel junkies, there are people like me who are incidental travelers. I travel because I have to, but I enjoy it nonetheless. Come to think of it, I've been to a lot of places, mostly within the Philippines. Allow me list the provinces and countries I've been to:

A - Albay
B - Bacolod, Bukidnon, Bicol, Baguio, Bohol, Batangas
C - Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Camarines sur, Cotabato, CHINA
D - Davao, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Dapitan
E -
F -
G - General Santos
I - Iloilo, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Iligan, INDONESIA
J -
L - Laoag, La Union, Legazpi, Laguna
M -
N - Naga
O -
P - Pampanga
Q -
R -
S - Samar, Subic, SINGAPORE
T - Tuguegarao, Tacloban, Tarlac, THAILAND
U -
V - Vigan
W -
X -
Y -
Z - Zamboanga

I'm not much of an adventure seeker either, but I've gone white water rafting in CDO, caving in Callao caves in Tuguegarao, visited the windmills of Bangui and climbed the bell tower somewhere near by, said hello to the Chocolate hills and Mayon, visited the Maria Cristina falls and the Rizal shrine and tasted the best of each of the places listed above and I am very thankful. So I may not have traveling on my to-do list and I may just be an incidental traveler, but I am grateful for every experience and for the chance to appreciate all the beauty that's actually all around. :) I'm flying to Bangkok tomorrow for work and I'm looking forward to another couple of days of new learning and life experiences. Have a happy Sunday!

Me taking a photo of the lovely interiors of one of Terminal 21's powder rooms in Bangkok